Telegraphers v. Railway Express Agency, Inc. - 321 U.S. 342 (1944)


U.S. Supreme Court

Telegraphers v. Railway Express Agency, Inc., 321 U.S. 342 (1944)

Order of Railroad Telegraphers v. Railway Express Agency, Inc.

No. 343

Argued November 10, 1943

Decided February 28, 1944

321 U.S. 342

Syllabus

1. Failure of the carrier to give notice, to the representative of the employees, of an intended change affecting rates of pay of certain individual employees was in violation of § 6 of the Railway Labor Act of 1926, applicable to the collective agreement in question, and rendered ineffective the individual agreements entered into, and the award of the Adjustment Board, based on the collective agreement, was in accordance with law. P. 321 U. S. 346.

2. An award of the Adjustment Board under the Railway Labor Act, held enforceable in a proceeding in the federal district court begun within two years of the date of the award, and not barred by a state statute of limitation of six years (even if applicable) merely because the claims became six years old while proceedings were pending before the Board. P. 321 U. S. 348.

137 F.2d 46 reversed.

Page 321 U. S. 343

Certiorari, 320 U.S. 727, to review the reversal of a judgment for the plaintiff in a suit to enforce an award of the Adjustment Board under the Railway Labor Act.



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